On World Refugee Day, ADHRB Calls Upon Nations to Respect the Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

20 June 2019 – Today, on World Refugee Day, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) calls on Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to respect the rights of refugees and those seeking refugee status. We also call upon all nations to halt the practice of extraditing refugees and individuals seeking asylum back to the[…]

UN Experts: Mass Trial in Bahrain Violated Human Rights – Torture, Enforced Disappearances, and Unfair Trials

On 5 November 2018, five UN rights experts published an allegation letter concerning the unfair mass trial of 138 Bahraini citizens for their alleged involvement in a terror cell, named the Zulfiqar Brigades by the government. In the letter, the experts, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges[…]

ADHRB Unequivocally Condemns Bahrain’s Unopposed Election to the UN Human Rights Council

Today, 12 October 2018, United Nations (UN) member states voted to allow Bahrain a seat on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). Bahrain ran unopposed, effectively guaranteeing it membership despite an atrocious record of systematic human rights violations, including consistent acts of reprisal against activists for engaging with the HRC itself.  Americans for Democracy &[…]

ADHRB Announces Successful INTERPOL Red Notice Deletion for Bahraini Activist

Click here for a copy of this statement in Arabic. INTERPOL’s Commission for the Control of Files (CCF) recently deleted a Red Notice issued against a Bahraini activist (who will remain nameless to preserve the confidentiality of the INTERPOL process and to protect identity), following a request for removal by Americans for Democracy & Human[…]

ADHRB Highlights Rights Abuses by Bahraini Officials During Formula One Race Activities

Read a pdf of this statement here. In advance of the Formula One Grand Prix Event in Sakhir, Bahrain on 8 April 2018, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) expresses its distress at human rights violations that have occurred surrounding the race in past years. ADHRB also calls upon Formula One to[…]